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Welcome to the Chideock and Seatown Community Website. This website belongs to ‘the community’ and is all about Chideock, North Chideock and Seatown. We hope these pages will be of interest to both local residents and visitors to our village.

Chideock is an amazingly busy village with lots of groups that anyone can join and lots of entertainment and events that are happening so please take your time to look through our website – not forgetting our stunning Photo Galleries.

If you are a visitor to this beautiful part of West Dorset please check out our Accommodation Guide.


    Cream tea at Chideock house courtesy of George and Anna Dunn on Thursday 9th August 2-5pm   Raffle, cake stall and games  Entrance £5 In aid if St Giles Church.  Everyone welcome.
  • CHIDEOCK COMMUNITY CAFE. Friday 17th August 2018 from in the village hall.

    Cake Stall Come along with friends or meet ones at the Chideock Community Cafe.  All ages welcome from 1 to 110!!  Tea/coffee & cakes/biscuits available.    From 2.00pm in the chideock village hall.

  • FILM NIGHT ‘DARKEST HOUR’. Tuesday 28th August 2018. Chideock Village Hall

    Image result for darkest hour film  Film Night in the village hall features DARKEST HOUR an inspiring true story of Winston Churchill at the precipice of WWII.   Tuesday 28th August, 7.00pm for 7.30pm start.  £7.00 non members…£5.00 members…Membership £2.00.  Tea/Coffeer/Popcorn.  Choc ices on sale during the interval.   Wine on sale!  Bring your own beer, nibbles – relax and enjoy.

  • ‘BERTIE’S BONANZA SUMMER MINI-FETE. Sunday August 26th in the Clapps Mead Playing Field.

    A Mini Fete is being organised for Bank Holiday Sunday afternoon from 2.00pm to 4.30pm – in the Clapps Mead Playing Field adjacent to Mill Lane. TOMBOLAS, GOLF GAME, BRIC A BRAC, BOOKS, GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE CHOCOLATE SLAB, NAME THE BEAR, CRAFT STALLS, CAKES AND SOFT DRINKS, SPLAT THE RAT AND MUCH MORE.

    At 4.00pm the draw will be held for the winners of ‘The Grand Raffle for Bertie’ for which tickets are available locally (The Clock, The George and The Shop/P.O.) and will be for sale here ‘on the day’.  Prizes include: A 3 night stay for Two in a Studio in North Chideock, £100 cash prize, Boxed Magnum of Champagne, Seafood Platter for Two at The Anchor in Burton Bradstock, £25 voucher of your choice, Dinner for two at The George Inn, Chideock, ‘The Shed’ Voucher, a Doggy Hamper and other brilliant prizes.

    Who is Bertie?

    No Parking but parking available at The Chideock Car Park or at Caines Farm.  You are welcome to bring your own chairs.  All dogs welcome but must be on leads.  Hosted by Chideock Parish Council with profits donated to the Community Fund and ‘The Bertie Fundraising appeal.

    For more information please phone Lyn Crisp on 01297 489098

  • A SUMMER LUNCH FOR WELDMAR in Chideock Village Hall. Saturday 1st September 2018

     Chideock and Symondsbury Weldmar Hospicecare Fundraising Committee invite you to a Summer Lunch on Saturday 1st September 2018 from 12.00noon for 12.30pm, in the village hall.  Come along and enjoy a delicious home made buffet lunch with pudding. Catch up with old friends or maybe meet some new.  Tickets available from Duncan & Phillipa Salter, Ann Waker or Jane Tamone.  £12.00 in advance.

  • CHIDEOCK LUNCHEON CLUB – August 28th at The Clock House Inn

     The Chideock Luncheon Club hold their Lunch at The Clock House on the last tuesday of the month and in August will be 28th.  Everyone is welcome and if you would like to be included please contact Judy Campbell on 01297 489121 for Menu choices, etc.,  This is a great way to meet new friends and greet old friends.

    Chideock News

    Chideock News

    Here’s the August 2018 Chideock News.

    Chideock News August 2018


    The Chideock & Seatown Community Website has funded a new Noticeboard which has been placed in the playing field adjacent to Mill Lane.   At the moment we have decided to keep it locked as this is a ‘magnetic’ board and this time of year posters from outside of the village appear to be stapled-gunned onto boards.  If anyone would like to put up a poster please either email it to me and I will print it off and display it or drop it through my letterbox at The Farmers Arms, Mill Lane.  This community website makes a little profit from advertisers on the website and to date donations have been made to several village groups and local good causes. Many thanks to Lee Martin for his excellent craftmanship.


    Will your child be 3 or 4 years old by 31 August 2018?

     All parents of 3 and 4 year olds can claim 15 hours free childcare, talk to your childcare provider for more information. If you need to find childcare you can visit to search for local providers.Working parents could be eligible to claim an additional 15 hours, up to 30 hours in total. To claim from 1 September 2018, you must apply and get your eligibility code in time to take it to your childcare provider by 31 August 2018.For more information on 30 hours free childcare and to apply, visit:

    Kate Rickard       Communication & Information Officer

    Tel: 01305 228442

    County Hall, Dorchester


    Chideock Players

    Chideock Players – a the recent AGM it was agreed that with regret the group has decided to disband.
    We have so few people in the group that it is impossible to continue.
    If anyone feels that they can contribute in such a way that the group can carry on  please contact
    Hilary Baker on 01297 489555 Val Hunt 01279 489305 , Catherine Batten
    If our fortunes do not change we will be winding up the society at our next AGM scheduled to take place on
    Monday 3rd June, Chideock Village Hall at 7.30pm

    many thanks

    Catherine Batten – Chideock Players Secretary


    WI beach cleanChideock WI, together with Cattistock WI, supported the beach clean held at Seatown on the morning of 26th April. Seven stalwart members faced a biting wind and rain to collect plastic rubbish off the beach. Among examples of plastic found were plastic bottle lids, plastic string and rope, plastic netting, fishing line and plastic cable ties.

    This was one of the events organised by the Dorset Federation in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage, as part of the WI campaign, Plastic Soup, which is designed to raise awareness of the damage caused by plastic in our oceans and on our beachesThe WI campaign also advises on how we can all lessen plastic particles from washing getting into the chain. Participants were provided with free coffee and a well earned rest, by the Anchor Inn.

    Details of the Plastic Soup campaign can be found here:
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     Please note that the May, June, July and September Parish Council Meetings are to be held in the evening starting at 7.00pm.  Tuesday 22nd May, Tuesday 26th June, Tuesday 31st July and Tuesday 25th September.  Everyone is welcome to attend meetings – the democratic period is your opportunity to ask questions or raise points of interest.